Here at Market Street Clinic, Saffron Walden, Essex we are proud to be the only practice in the area offering biological dentistry. Our Principal Dentist Dr Anca Condur, is a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and has a passion for offering many different biological dental treatments.

Biological dentistry is a type of holistic dentistry that emphasizes the use of non-toxic, biocompatible materials and procedures that promote overall health and wellness. It recognizes the interconnectedness of oral health with overall health and focuses on treating dental problems in a way that supports the body’s natural healing processes.

Some of the key principles of biological dentistry include:

1. Minimizing the use of toxic materials: Biological dentists use materials that are free of toxic chemicals and heavy metals, such as mercury, which is commonly used in traditional dental fillings.

2. Incorporating a whole-body approach: Biological dentists consider the impact that dental treatments may have on the entire body, and work to minimize any negative effects.

3. Promoting natural healing: Biological dentists use techniques and materials that promote natural healing processes and support the body’s overall health and wellness.

4. Focusing on prevention: Biological dentists prioritize preventive measures, such as regular cleanings and check-ups, to help patients maintain optimal oral health.

Some examples of procedures used in biological dentistry include:

1. Safe amalgam removal: Biological dentists use specialized techniques and equipment to safely remove old amalgam fillings that contain mercury.

2. Biocompatibility testing: Biological dentists may conduct tests to determine which dental materials are most compatible with a patient’s individual biology.

3. Oxygen-ozone therapy: This technique uses a mixture of oxygen and ozone to treat and prevent dental infections.

4. Nutrition counseling: Biological dentists may provide patients with guidance on how to maintain a healthy diet to support oral and overall health.

Dental Oxygen Ozone Therapy

Dental oxygen ozone therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses a mixture of oxygen and ozone to promote healing and prevent infection in the mouth. The ozone is produced by passing medical-grade oxygen through an ozone generator, which converts some of the oxygen into ozone.
The ozone-oxygen mixture is then applied to the affected area using a special dental instrument. The therapy works by increasing oxygen levels in the affected tissues, stimulating blood flow, and killing harmful bacteria and viruses.

Some of the potential benefits of dental oxygen ozone therapy include:

1. Reduced risk of infection: Ozone has antimicrobial properties and can help kill harmful bacteria and viruses in the mouth, reducing the risk of infection.

2. Enhanced healing: Ozone therapy can help promote healing in the mouth by increasing blood flow and oxygen levels in the affected tissues.

3. Reduced pain and inflammation: Ozone therapy has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain and inflammation in the mouth.

4. Non-invasive: Ozone therapy is a non-invasive treatment that does not involve surgery or medication.
Dental oxygen ozone therapy may be used to treat a variety of dental problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, and oral infections. It may also be used as a preventive treatment to maintain optimal oral health.

Biological Dental Fillings

Biological dental fillings, also known as biomimetic fillings, are a type of dental restoration that aims to mimic the natural structure and function of teeth. Unlike traditional dental fillings, which rely on materials such as metal or amalgam, biological fillings use materials that are more similar to natural tooth structure, such as composite resin or ceramic.

One approach to biological dental fillings involves using materials that bond to the tooth structure in a way that mimics the natural adhesion of enamel and dentin. This can help to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.

Another approach involves using materials that are designed to promote the growth of new dentin, the inner layer of the tooth that can help to protect the pulp (the innermost part of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels) and support the overall structure of the tooth.

While biological dental fillings are still relatively new, they hold promise for providing more natural-looking and long-lasting restorations that can help to preserve the health and function of the teeth. However, they may not be suitable for all types of dental problems, and it is important to consult with your dentist to determine the best approach for your specific needs.